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Stavanger, formed in Norway (2007 – present)

Kvelertak (meaning stranglehold or chokehold) is a six-piece band from Stavanger, formed in Norway, 2007. All lyrics are written in Norwegian, the band’s native language, and concerning Norse mythology/Viking folklore. As of today, the six members are: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitar), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar), Maciek Ofstad (guitar), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). Known for their consistent, idiosyncratic sound, the band states that their main influences are rock and roll, black metal and punk.

In March 2011, Kvelertak was presented with two Spellemann Awards—a prestegious Norwegian music award similar to the American Grammy Award—for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Band


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  • Goodie27

    Awesome show yesterday at Rockavaria München..!!

    30 May 1:25pm Reply
  • adriano931

    novo álbum and come to brazil

    15 May 7:25pm Reply
  • ralftearjerker

    new album plz

    3 May 5:35pm Reply
  • SonnenTod

    New Album. Now, please :)

    1 May 4:18pm Reply
  • Tormentor111

    Currently best metal band! New album please!

    20 Apr 9:15pm Reply
  • sataneka

    is it time for a new album yet? lol

    13 Apr 11:51am Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Nah Pheneks, I think I didn't explain myself very good. Meir is pretty much the same fomurla, so people should enjoy both, maybe one more than the other. My guess is that people like the first one better, because it was first and had that "whoa"-effect. And that's okay. I just don't get the strong hate against Meir, because it's pretty much just more of their self titled album.

    17 Mar 6:06pm Reply
  • soullessmate

    want another album.

    8 Mar 5:20pm Reply
  • DrStrangeIove

    brickwalled as fuck...

    8 Feb 5:28pm Reply
  • freevolt

    Make no mistake, this shit is epic!

    7 Feb 4:33pm Reply
  • musichemyst

    "Undertro" is black & roll genius. The guitar breakdowns are a helluva thing to kick off a weekend. (Btw, anyone got lyrics?)

    31 Jan 3:41am Reply
  • AzraelDanic

    These guys sound like Baroness and Taake had a son together

    31 Jan 2:13am Reply
  • blacktarheroin

    Remember kids: If you tag this as "black metal", you will become cooler than you were before.

    30 Jan 6:32pm Reply
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    28 Jan 5:08pm Reply
  • H3llrider

    I bough Meir that had a 3€ price tag without any expectations for the album. At first I thought this album was a Baroness album. What I found was even better. Might have been the best purchase I've done during this decade.

    24 Jan 10:54am Reply
  • sataneka

    definitely a unique band with a mixture of different genres and it's fucking awesome! desperately want a new album from these guys!

    6 Jan 2:05pm Reply
  • Pheneks

    Yeah, I can't believe people have a different opinion than you either, SirCrappington. It's unbelievable.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Also bird poop. That's always something, I guess.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Still don't get why people hate on "Meir" so much. No, it is not as good as the self titled, but it's still a fantastic album with a lot of great songs. Just enjoy the fucking music.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GodLord0

    epic band

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
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